Get Your Desilicious Fix on August 18th

Get Your Desilicious Fix on August 18th

Join Us for More Saturday Rooftop Decadence! Don’t miss our next sunset Bollywood bash on the Lower East Side’s top rooftop dance spot—The DL. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 18th and join us in celebrating desi independence with a queer Bollywood twist. Ashu Rai will be supplying the Bolly-dance beats along with big-screen visuals by Atif.  If you haven’t been to the longest running LGBT Bollywood dance party in New York —

Posted: February 2nd, 2018

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Our Women’s March NYC Album

Our Women’s March NYC Album

The signs at the Women’s March in NYC will leave you laughing, crying, and feeling inspired. We joined more than 120,000 protestors taking to the streets for the Women’s March in NYC.  If you’re still standing on the sidelines, consider this the perfect time to jump in and take action to take back Congress in November. Stay outraged, resist, and vote!

Posted: January 20th, 2018

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Women’s March in NYC on January 20th

Women’s March in NYC on January 20th

Its time to take our outrage at our abhorrent Cheeto in Chief and his GOP lackeys back to the streets! This Saturday, there will be marches around the country including the massive Women’s March on NYC, organized by the Women’s March Alliance. The rally starts at 11:30 AM at Columbus Circle with the march kicking off at 12:30 – 1.  Marchers will walk east on 59th Street and then head

Posted: January 16th, 2018

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Sushant’s Dragformation Before Your Eyes

Sushant’s Dragformation Before Your Eyes

Desi model and entertainer, Sushant Divgikar, is making pink flowy waves online with his pictorial drag transformation. The former Mr Gay India winner recently told the the Hindustan Times: “It was (hotelier) Keshav Suri, who encouraged me to do drag. My drag avatar is called Rani Ko-He-Noor. I want to say that every woman, every drag artist out there is a queen. People don’t realise that drag is very much part

Posted: January 6th, 2018

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Top Desilicious Dance Songs in 2017

Top Desilicious Dance Songs in 2017

As we say a farewell to 2017 (and not a minute too soon!), we also want to remember our favorite Desilicious / Sholay tracks on the dance floor in 2017, which you can listen to here. Happy New Year and see you on January 27th at the DL Lounge! * Ghoomar – “Padmavati” *  Kaavan Kaavan – “Lucknow Central” * Hawa Hawa 2.0 – “Tumhari Sulu” * Cheez Badi – “Machine” * Suit Suit (DJ

Posted: December 30th, 2017

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Powerful Video Challenges Transphobic Attitudes in South Asia

Powerful Video Challenges Transphobic Attitudes in South Asia

A new video released by Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) “Change the Clap” challenges social norms around the perception of the trans community in South Asia. It portrays the harassment, brutality and incessant clapping with the palms that trans people face in public spaces on a daily basis in South Asia and highlights trans activists who are fighting for trans rights. The video features Pakistan’s first trans fashion model and activist, Kami

Posted: December 5th, 2017

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Sholay Chat with Filmmaker / Author Sri Rao

Sholay Chat with Filmmaker / Author Sri Rao

In advance of Desilicious Bollywood Wonderland on November 4th and the launch for Filmmaker and Author Sri Rao’s new book BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN, we sat down with Sri to talk about his upcoming book and other exciting projects. Sri was the head writer in 2008 of “General Hospital: Night Shift,” shown on ABC. He was also a producer of “New York” (2009) and “Badmaa$h Company” (2010). He wrote the Bollywood romantic

Posted: October 24th, 2017

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Ranveer Singh as a Bisexual Character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest

Ranveer Singh as a Bisexual Character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest

Every few years, we’re always looking forward to the latest Sanjay Leela Bhansali epic film and we’re due a new one, two years after ‘Bajirao Mastani”.  The director’s latest, “Padmavati“, will feature Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.   Based on the life of the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh),  rumors are circulating that the film will delve into the ruler’s attraction to the slave-general Malik Kafur.  The

Posted: September 27th, 2017

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